Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Rise of Randy

I saw comedian Aziz Ansari doing a character, Randy, in a Comedy Central special that showed standup routines Judd Apatow taped for his new movie, Funny People.

So I did a search for Aziz Randy on YouTube. What's interesting is that Ansari only wrote a few bits for his Randy character, but he tried them out in a bunch of different places. Watching the same bits over and over, you can really see how Ansari perfected these bits and the character.

Randy in Athens, GA Dec. 11, 2008
Randy in NYC Jan. 1, '09
Randy at Bonnaroo June '09 (you can also see him doing some of the same bits more or less out of character for contrast.)
Randy in two bits that showed in the Comedy Central special last week: Jacuzzi and CVS. (This one was maybe a little dirty for cable.)
Ansari discusses his process in character here.

Here is how I know I am going to end up in grad school: even when I am fucking around on the internet late at night, I am still basically doing research.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Sims

ribbles: I only ever made one Sim. I worked quite hard on getting her life together. After awhile, I realized I was putting a lot of work in to micromanaging the life of a fake woman who would never know I existed. I still think of her from time to time (via The Regret Index, a very handy window in to your soul.)

Wednesday, July 08, 2009


I finally started writing this script again after nearly three weeks off for research and getting the rest of my life out of the way (I also took an additional week off because it was scary to start again).

So far, I think my sports movie has at least one good joke in it. That's a good enough day's work for me.